EMPORIA (KSNT) – No felony charges will be filed against any member of the Emporia Football team months after allegations of misconduct.

Lyon County attorney Marc Goodman said after a complete review of the facts, there was no evidence for filing felony charges.

Goodman told KSNT 27 News he can not release any information about misdemeanor charges on juveniles if they are to be filed.

The Emporia school district responded Friday afternoon:

The district learned today that the law enforcement investigation into alleged student misconduct at Emporia High School will not result in felony charges. 

The law allows very little information to be released in cases involving juveniles, but the district remains committed to cooperating with law enforcement and the county attorney in whatever way is needed.”

Nothing matters more to us than the well-being of every student. Accomplishing that takes a partnership between our teachers and staff, students and families, and community partners. And we are truly grateful to everyone who plays a role, big or small, in this effort.” 

Dr. Allison Anderson-Harder
Superintendent, Emporia Public Schools

Allegations of misconduct involving some members of the Emporia High School football team have been under investigation by the Emporia Police Department, according to Police Captain Ray Mattas.

Allegations of misconduct emerged on Aug. 23, 2022.

On Aug. 22, Emporia High School principal Dathan Fischer reported an incident to the Emporia Police Department at 4:17 p.m. The incident happened at Emporia High School.

Goodman told 27 News his office investigated and reviewed the information as it came in and there was no delay.